Figure 25

Rogier van der Weyden, St John Altarpiece, c. 1455, oil and gold leaf on oak, each panel 77 x 48 cm. Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin (photograph: Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders / Art Resource, NY). The halo and hem decoration in the left panel are mordant gilded, and in the central panel mordant-gilded rays have been applied to God the Father and Christ. No gilding appears in the right panel depicting the martyrdom of St John.

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